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Driving Through Time Overlooks

The Blue Ridge Parkway is punctuated along its 469 miles by “overlooks,” where visitors stop their cars and get out to see a view, inspect a historical site, and perhaps read a little sign about what they are seeing. The following "overlooks” – which are short exhibits that highlight Parkway photographs, maps, newspaper articles or other documents – provide insightful, provocative, and engaging views of carefully-focused aspects of Parkway history. They invite you to peer into the Parkway’s past.